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Trail Conditions

Seasonal wildlife closures are lifted and trails are now open as of April 16, 2017: Perins Peak State Wildlife Area, upper loop on Animas Mountain, upper loop only on Twin Buttes and Grandview Trails. Smelter Mountain Trail is also open.

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closedClosed Trails
goodGood to go!
fairFair conditions - muddy or wet spots
poorPoor or severe conditions - Use discouraged
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Trail Conditions Report - April 25, 2017


Trail Network:

Conditions

Comments
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Upper Loop Animas MountainGoodSeasonal wildlife closures lifted as of 4/16
Lower Loop Animas MountainGood
Dalla Mountain ParkGoodTrail Reporter states 3/12: There are a few spots of mud and even some occasional snow, the rest is dry and good to go. Expect to get a little bit dirty if riding.
Dalla Mountain Park: Climbing Areas (Ponderosa, Bouldering, Sailing Hawk)Good
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Smelter MountainGoodSeasonal wildlife closures lifted as of 4/16Trail Report 3/20 states the trail is good
Overend Mountain Park (From Leyden) GoodTrail Reporter 4/8 states: Great, will only get better! One section (very last turn at the bottom, crosses stream) is a little damp still, but firm enough to resist laying deep tracks. From Perins Gulch reporter states: Little damp in one spot right near the junction with 8 bells, but not bad. Very nice right now.

Overend Mountain Park at Elle VitaGoodTrail Reporter 3/13: Some low spots are still a little muddy, but mostly justnsoft and not greasy. Overall most of the trail is dry/good.
Overend Mountain Park at Hidden ValleyGoodTrail Reporter 4/13: Message Body:
Damp in a couple spots on some corners in the trees, but it's more sticky than it is slick. Good to go!

Twin Buttes Trails (Located on Hwy 160 West)Good4/16 Trail Reporter states: Twin Buttes – dry and perfect conditions. 1- 3 foot section, that is wet, on west side of buttes.
Twin ButtesGoodand perfect conditions. 1- 3 foot section, that is wet, on west side of buttes.

Telegraph Trail System

Conditions

Comments
Horse Gulch RoadGood
MeadowGood
CuchilloGood
Stacy'sGood
Mike'sGoodTrail Report 4/15 states: As of 15-Apr Mike's is in good shape – completely dry, a bit rutted in a few places. The new alignment put in last fall is holding up well and just needs some riders to make it more solid.
Rooster TrailFair
Flame OutGood
Milky WayGood
Rocky RoadGoodTrail Reporter 4/15: states all good!
TelegraphGood
AnasaziGoodTrail Reporter 4/25: states Anasazi is all good.

Raider RidgeGoodTrail Reporter 4/7: states all good!
PowerlineGoodTrail Reporter 4/7: states all good!
Bread ExpressGoodTrail Reporter 4/7: states all good!
SnakecharmerGoodProgressive Trail accessed by Horse Gulch Road to Rocky Road (past Meadow turn off) and follow signs. It finishes up in the quarry.
Medicine TrailGoodProgressive Trail accessed by Horse Gulch Road to Rocky Road (past Meadow turn off) . Medicine trail is lined with rocks and heads to your left and finishes up on the slab onto Horse Gulch Road.
Skyline TrailGoodTrail Reporter 4/18 states: Ran Skyline today and it's in great shape. Last week there was quite a bit of mud but today there was just one small and easily avoidable snow/mud patch toward the top. Thanks!
Sugar TrailGood

Grandview Ridge Trail System

Conditions

Comments
Crites ConnectGood
Carbon JunctionGood 3/25 Trail Reporter states All Dry
CowboyGood
Sale BarnGood4/16: Trail Reporter states: Awesome riding yesterday even though big canyon had a few muddy spots and washed out trail places.
South Rim
Good
4/17 Trail Reporter States: Lots of loose rocks and powdery dust especially on south rim. Sidewinder also had some loose rocks that have rolled around making trail distinctions challenging. But everywhere I went was dry and rideable. Well, for more skilled riders. 🙂 I had to try several things over and over. But it's fun to learn!!
Sidewinder (up until closure area)Good4/17 Trail Reporter States: Lots of loose rocks and powdery dust especially on south rim. Sidewinder also had some loose rocks that have rolled around making trail distinctions challenging. But everywhere I went was dry and rideable. Well, for more skilled riders. 🙂 I had to try several things over and over. But it's fun to learn!!
Big CanyonGood4/16: Trail Reporter states: Awesome riding yesterday even though big canyon had a few muddy spots and washed out trail places.

Skull RockPoorTrail washed out
Grandview Ridge Road (from Mercy into Gulch)GoodGreat conditions!


Fort Lewis Trail System

Conditions

Comments
Chapman Flow TrailGoodLooker left of ice rink, (north) head up to the top of the flow trail. Drop your seat on the descent! Take the jump line or exit where sign says "Kids Zone" and go back to front of ice rink.
Rim TrailGoodIrrigation being installed for the Peter Carver memorial forest and a small section of the trail will be closed from March 28-April 10
Lamp PostGood
Lion's DenGoodTrail Reporter 3/22: states it's all good
Nature TrailGoodTrail Reporter States March 8, 10:30am: Nature trail is prime!
SquawkerGoodSquawker is the trail from FLC to Goeglein- some mud
TalkerGood Talker is the uphill from Powerline
ShockerGood Shocker is the down trail from Powerline

Hermosa Creek Trail System

Conditions

Comments
Hermosa CreekFair4/25 Trail Reporter states: Hermosa trail is in pretty good shape. The creek at ~9 miles from the South Trailhead is pretty high and you will get your feet wet. There are a few trees down about mile 9.5 that have good go-arounds. At mile 10.5 there are two fairly large trees crossing the trail, but can be climbed over or under with a bike. We were on Moto's and turned around there.
Jones CreekFair4/25 Trail Reporter states: Jones Creek is in good shape for three miles and there is still a significant amount of snow in the narrow canyon above that.
4/8 The trail is in good condition with a few wet spots for the first 1.5 miles, but from then on there is abundant snow and two downed trees until you cross the creek for the first time. From there up it is rather dry until you near the grass clearing at the top. I wouldn't suggest riding, but hiking you can walk right over the snow. Just expect to punch through a few times.

Colorado Trail System

Conditions

Comments
Dry ForkGood4/19: Trails 2000 cut out the 12 downed trees on 4/19 trail reporoter states: Dry Fork is basically good to go. There are a few minor puddles, the usual 20 ft bog section about 1/2 way up, and then some water and mud at the top steep section to Dry/ Co. 2 possible walk arounds.
CO Trail, from Dry to Hoff is, with one exception, good to go. Around the middle of this section there is a long pond-like puddle, with a mildly rugged walk around. There are a few seasonal streams flowing, which are nice to have for a little while.
Lower CT to Gudy'sGoodTrail Reporter 4/9 states: Trail to Gudy’s in good shape. CT above Gudy’s looks like a river.
High PointFair
Hofheins TrailGood41/9 Trail Reporter states: Dry fork trail- deep rut at trailhead, 6 wet spots that you can get around, one section close to Colorado Trail has flowing water down middle and a tree you have to go around
Colorado Trail- Rough conditions, rutted and 4-5 wet areas
Hoffien Trail – has 2 small water crossings but the rest is dry
Log Chutes (access from Junction Creek road)FairTrail Reporter 4/21 states: from trailhead double track is dry to log chutes 1 and 2- once on log chutes 2 trail is dry and in good shape until 1/2 way up – lots of standing water and a few small water crossings that are deep. There are 2 trees down – photo sent via email
On technical descent 3 trees down, one that has been there since last year, one a little further down from 1st on, then another on at intersection that takes you down to campground
Missionary RidgeFairTrail Reporter 4/7 states rode past gate but didn't get more than halfway up road; still lots of snow on ridge
Andrews LakeFairFor spring: there's snow and muddy spots
Haviland/Chris ParkFairNot great for spring and not great winter conditions either
Stevens CreekGood4/21 Trail Reporter States: 3 trees down on Stevens Creek trail below the intersection with Missionary Ridge Road, and one 2 foot wet section. Most of the road and trail is dry.
LaPlata CanyonFairReporter states 4/6: Message Body:
Going up, the conditions were perfect. The snow on the road wasn't deep or rutted so it was fun to even break trail up past a couple of creeks. We didn't make it to the chimney bc it got so challenging and we were running out of time. Coming down, someone had driven a huge tredded snowplow unit up and down about 2 miles of the road. It made the road very bumpy and slushy. It seems like after it freezes tonight, it might be almost impassable due to frozen bumps.

Surrounding Area Trails

Conditions

Comments
Phil's World (Cortez)Good
Sand Canyon (Cortez)GoodDogs need to be on leash.
Alien Run (off 550 south, near Aztec)Good
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Boggy Draw
GoodBoggy and Italian are good BUT Bean and Maverick still need until the end of April to clear rain, mud.

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